Derrick Wilburn is a willfully ignorant man who seems to go out of his way to express his hatred for former President Obama whenever he can. Here he goes on a Facebook diatribe claiming Trump said something on Easter that Obama would “never, ever utter.”
Got it? Wilburn says Obama would categorically “never” utter words about his faith. I’m not sure if Derrick knows how to do research, since his opinions always seemed built on the shifting sands of assumptions and bad facts. It took me about fifteen seconds to find out the truth about his claim. First, here is what Obama said at the 2015 White House Easter celebration:
For me, the celebration of Easter puts our earthly concerns into perspective. With humility and with awe, we give thanks to the extraordinary sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Savior. We reflect on the brutal pain that He suffered, the scorn that He absorbed, the sins that He bore, this extraordinary gift of salvation that He gave to us. And we try, as best we can, to comprehend the darkness that He endured so that we might receive God’s light.
And yet, even as we grapple with the sheer enormity of Jesus’s sacrifice, on Easter we can’t lose sight of the fact that the story didn’t end on Friday. The story keeps on going. On Sunday comes the glorious Resurrection of our Savior.
In 2006, Obama wrote a speech about faith that mentioned “Christ” twenty-eight times.
I could go on and on with examples of Obama saying exactly what Wilburn said he didn’t. I would love to ask Wilburn what it is about Obama that causes him to go out of his way on Easter to tell blatant, easily debunked falsehoods about him. Is that what Wilburn’s self-proclaimed, superior “faith” teaches him to do? What kind of church has this guy been attending? What kind of bible has this guy been reading?